Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure: Applications and Forms

Entering Colorado for the first time? Trained in another country? Please see our easy to use to guide for testing requirements, foreign equivalence, eligibility by school training, and exam content.  

Forms: All Barber and Cosmetology applications and forms are available below:

Communication from the Division: The Division of Professions and Occupations' primary communication is via email. Please be sure to include your current email address on your application to receive important information about your application status and process.

License Expiration Bump Period for New Applicants: All new applicants who are issued a license within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a license with the next expiration date.

License Renewal Information:

  • All Barber, Esthetician, Hairstylist, and Nail Technician licenses expire on March 31 of even-numbered years.
  • All Cosmetologist licenses expire on April 30 of every year and are dependent upon the issuance date.
  • All Barber and Cosmetology Shop and Salon registrations expire on November 30 of odd-numbered years.
  • View your expiration date on your online account. Please note that renewals open approximately six weeks prior to the expiration date.